It was overcast and gray when Jello and I took our morning walk the other day at Long Beach, Washington. Looking back at the berm where we leave the Discovery Trail and enter the beach, a rugged cross marks the place.
Leaving the Discovery Trail, a metal salmon sculpture provides a handsome bike rack.
A few Sanderling, crow and gulls worked the shoreline this morning.
It was a very low tide which left wonderful designs in the sand. I especially liked how this Razor Clam shell influenced the water flow and sand formation as the tide receded.
When I come upon “found object art” like this, I’m pretty sure some creative spirit has engineered it!
On this morning, tracks were as close as I came to seeing the Black-tail Mule Deer that live on the peninsula.
Earlier in the week these dune grasses were filled with flocks of Cowbirds migrating through.
Western Asters (Aster ascendens) bloom all summer into fall, creating lovely visual highlights of lavender across the meadow.
Wishing everyone safe harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.🐾
A beautiful visit Lindy – loved the clever bike rack and especially loved the razor clam image with the water flow. Terrific stroll!
Thank you, Tina. Since I walk this way everyday when I’m at the beach, this was a challenge to look at it as though it was “the first time”!
The fascinating sculpture, lovely bird, beautiful designs in the sand, dune grasses, blue asters… made such a special a photo walk. Thank you, Lindy for taking us there to enjoy.
Thank you, Amy. The amazing thing about nature – the view is different every time – even on the same trail!
Great walk. Some interesting points of view. Excellent.
Thank you, John. The same walk is different every time!
What beautiful and artistic finds, Lindy. The patterns in the sand are striking. I love that little sanderling. Thanks for sharing your beautiful walk with us.
Thank you, Patti. Sanderlings cheer me up every time I see them – alone or in groups!
They are cheerful and busy little creatures, aren’t they??